2019 IN RETROSPECT AND TIPS TO KICK OFF 2020

The 2020 we all talked about a few years back is here, feels surreal right? Well happy new year darlings! May this new year be that year where all the missing pieces come together. Amen 🙏🏽

I don’t want this post to be too long, so lets get right into what we have for today. So this post is basically a recap of my 2019. A lot happened in 2019 and on a personal note, I would say 2019 was an awesome year for me. This did not mean that un-pleasurable events didn’t occur, in fact they did and were really depressing. This is where I’m grateful for God’s peace which surpasses all understanding.

To make this synchronized, I would do this review based on significant events that occurred in each quarter. I’ll be spilling all my wins and losses just because I don’t want any one reading my blog to assume my life is perfect, it isn’t. If there’s anything perfect about me, it would be Christ in me.

So the first quarter of last year, I was just settling into my new job and also went from being a contract staff to a permanent one . If you read my last ‘ Life lately‘ post, you would get the whole gist about that happened. I had my first official travel in the first month. Same month, I also started a relationship that ended before it even took off. If you follow me on twitter, you would have probably seen my rant on singleness. The image below is an example:

If you aren’t following me on twitter, you’re missing out 🙄.

January was me figuring out what I truly wanted and reminding myself that I wasn’t going to settle for less in any aspect of my life. I also resumed taking classes and writing exams I had put on the back seat for a while, and started making other career moves.

Felt cute 🌚

The beginning of the second quarter, I was writing exams, of course I did well but I could have done better. I decided to give ‘love’ another try towards the end of the second quarter but who was I kidding, I ended it because I knew this wasn’t God’s best for me. The crazy thing is, God wasn’t even silent on this one, I kept ignoring the red flags until I landed in a relationship. You guys thought I learned right 😂 ? Anyway that was that, lessons learned, no more second guessing or bringing my own plans for God to bless it. This time, I’m waiting for God’s best.

Towards the end of the second and beginning of third quarter of the year was probably one of the hardest for me, I had stopped actively going to church for a while, if you read this post, you should know why. I felt that it was something I needed to do, I started questioning everything I knew and what I’d been taught in the past two years. Everything that happening at that time was mentally draining and tiring. Feelings were hurt, friends were lost, things were said but I would say that going through all that roller coaster has taught me a lot of lessons I wouldn’t be forgetting anytime soon.

I would say that In everything, God has been crazy faithful because as a result of this break, God gave me the gift of Petra, my new church. I don’t know how to explain it, but Petra is a breathe of fresh air, and I’m immensely grateful for a place that’s Christ centered, where I can learn and grow.

This part would be incomplete if I do not mention the amazing friends who came into my life in 2019, for me, I think it all began when I tagged along for a little get away with them. These guys have grown to be one of the most important people in my life. Guys, community is everything, life is sweeter that way. I also started my Youtube channel around this time, if you haven’t subscribed yet, you’re missing out. Kindly do the needful so that you don’t miss out on the amazing content coming your way this year.

My amazing community and friends ❣️
My besties since uni ❣️

I also worked with pretty amazing people in 2019, this was a big deal for me, nothing as sweet as working in a non toxic environment. I hope I can say the same for 2020 and the years to come ☺️

The devil really tried it in the last quarter of the year, but I can say over and over again that he is a liar and forever a failure. I can’t tell this one because this is not my story to tell. December went pretty well for me, I think I enjoyed it more than I should have.

One of my oldest friends got married to the love of her life in December, it was really amazing! I was in Lagos for a week and I had too much fun. I visited a lot of places, I wish I vlogged my experience, but I didn’t. I may still write about my experience. I think I’ve tried to capture everything that happened in 2019, forgive me if you wanted more details but if you asked me to describe my 2019 in one word, I would say ‘Blessed’. How would you describe your 2019?

I was my friends bridesmaid

To conclude this blog post, I would like to inform y’all that I would be very much active on the blog this year, and I’m also announcing that there would also be a new post on the blog every Sunday by 7pm WAT . While writing this post, I smiled and giggled a lot, I’ve really missed writing blog posts and I don’t want to ever stop.

A baddie 😍

Finally, I don’t think it will be nice of me if I didn’t share these tips I have hugely plastered on the title, so for 2020.

  1. No comparison : It doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing, focus on yourself and your growth.
  2. Don’t be pressured: I know there are lots of people starting something new, and basically running their own life’s journey. For you, it may be to continue what you already started. It’s okay to start slow too, the Holy Spirit is your helper.
  3. Don’t worry: The worst thing you can do to yourself this year is ‘worry’ because it is completely useless. Instead, we’re praying about everything. In 2020 we’re not worrying okay?
  4. What other tips can you add to this ?

A lot of people have argued if it’s the end or the beginning of a new decade, honestly tired of it but we know that the next 10 years will be amazing! I even did a short summary on twitter of what the past decade looked like, you can check that out here.

Finally come to the end of this post, please leave a comment below if you learned anything or enjoyed reading this post, please let me know guys. And if there are topics you’d love to see me talk about on the blog this year, please let me know as well.

See you guys next week Sunday.

Fisayo ❤️

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Tonye Levy-Braide says:

    Awww I loved reading this. I’m glad to have you as a friend. I love you so much babe. Cheers to 2019 🥂. Happy to be doing life with you

    Now I can’t wait to see how 2020 and the decade ahead unfolds.

    Tonye

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    1. Happy doing life with you too!

      Thank you for being my friend and supporting me. I love you ❤️😘

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      1. Oreva says:

        Awwww I enjoyed reading this. Can’t wait for the weekly posts. Also can’t wait to see how the year unfolds

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      2. Yes! Same sis. Thank you so much ❣️❣️❣️

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  2. Really glad you had a swell 2019. I’m also very glad we built a friendship. Looking forward to reading about an amazing 2020.

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    1. Yes! I look forward to that too. Good to have you on here ❣️

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  3. Amazing recap. I’m glad your year ended blessed regardless.

    Can’t wait for your weekly posts!

    Tobi.

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    1. Glad you love it! Thank you sis ❣️

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  4. Sandy Donald says:

    super grateful for your life, you will continue to grow in God’s Grace more Grace babe your a star ❤❤

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    1. Amen! Thank you ❣️❣️❣️

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  5. Ozioma Paul says:

    Thanks for sharing these sis and your honesty and opennesssss 👌🏽
    Your tips for 2020 are so profound… especially that No comparison. If I am to add a tip, it’d be ‘drink water and mind your business’ It’s my new productivity hack🤣
    Really looking forward to your posts every week going forward.
    Cheers girl! ❣️

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    1. Haha! Absolutely love the extra tip! It’s important to stay moisturized! Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️

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  6. Debs says:

    I cannot help but notice that you have a great sense of jean choices. I love all of it and cheers to amazing friends!

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    1. Awwn! Thank you so much Debby! I hope we can finally meet this year 💕💕

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      1. Debs says:

        I really hope we do

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  7. Seki says:

    🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 finally came here and oh wow I thought I hated reading…..but i read it all…..welcome baby….hmmmm the past month has been hmmmm but God is faithful always.

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    1. Sekiii omgg! 😂😭This has made my night ❣️❣️❣️❣️

      Finally! Yes, God is faithful indeed. Haha thank you so much for stopping by. Pray to see more of you on the blog 🤗.

      Thank you 🙏🏽

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  8. Itunu says:

    I’ve been here before but didn’t leave a comment. So I can’t say “First time here” Lool.

    Yea, waiting on God’s best is paramount. I remember my waiting season. But does waiting on God really end though? Loool. I’m learning it doesn’t. It’s part of the process. May God strengthen our hearts to wait on Him. It is never in vain to wait on Him.

    And that God’s silence thing! There’s a way fear moves us to do things or translate God’s silence to go ahead. But in the words of Kenneth Hagin, “I would rather be slower than God than be faster than Him.” If God really really wants me to move, then he knows how to push me or alert me. Lool.

    I want to be so trusting of God that I am like mount Zion that cannot be moved. And I’m learning it’s not by trying to force it, but letting spiritual growth happen. The more we grow and heed the Spirit’s voice, somethings just automatically fall into place.
    I wrote more on that here

    https://buildtobloom.com/spiritual-growth-8-ways-to-gauge-it/

    For example, look at the life of David. His houses got burnt, wives and sons were taken away, his men wanted to stone him and guess what this guy did? He stood to ask God,

    “Shall I overtake? Shall I recover??” Until God replied. “Yes.”

    Imagine that! Everything around you is in chaos and the first thing David does is enquire from God! No wonder God called him a Man after His heart. Yes he had flaws, but his heart was pure. His heart was ALL for God. Like a child’s heart. Naive yet beautiful and strong. He had learned to abide and wait on God even as a shepherd boy.

    We can take cue from David in terms of relationships, career and everything else too. I noticed Jesus was also like that. “It is what I see my Father do, that I do.”

    Even till the New Testament, David was still remembered by God. He left a legacy on God’s heart.
    I am not perfect with this skill yet but I know God will help me. Because I want to love him with abandon this year. Because like David, I want to say: ONE thing have I desired of the Lord, shall I SEEK after, that I may dwell in your house all the days of my life to BEHOLD the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple. I want to behold till I become.

    Chai! See how my comment is long. God gets me excited. Too excited. Lool. He’s a never ending topic. So forgive me for the long epistle.

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    1. Forgive you?? Girl please,

      This is beautiful. I love epistles! And you’re absolutely right about everything you have said. We all should have that child like heart towards God, David really did teach us something.

      Waiting on God is a never ending process because He’s constantly teaching us season of our lives to trust him with everything, even the things we consider mundane!

      Thank you so much for sharing Itunu, really do appreciate you 💕💕

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  9. Sophie Wobilo says:

    Awww,finally a new blog post!💃🏾
    I miss your blog posts especially the natural hair tips.

    I won’t forget that the new year isn’t about fear or worry but continuing the work God has already started in my life.

    You are loved ❤️

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    1. Sophsss ❣️

      How are you?

      Yes, I moved the hair tips to the YouTube channel. Yes dear and worry shouldn’t be part of us as believers ☺️❣️

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      1. Sophie Wobilo says:

        I’m good babe!

        Alright,I will be glued to that channel!! The fro has to keep growing!!

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